David Eagleman: The Brains Behind the Mind (6/23/11)


The Brains Behind the Mind

David Eagleman, Neuroscientist, Baylor School of Medicine; Author, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

In conversation with Kishore Hari, Director, Bay Area Science Festival

What is our subconscious mind doing while we pay our bills, write emails and decide between crunchy and smooth at the grocery store? As neuroscientists are learning more and more about our body’s hidden frontier, we have gained fleeting insights into our own intuition, habits and seemingly unexplainable preferences. Neuroscientist Eagleman draws connections between our perception of the world and the hidden functions of the brain.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on June 23, 2011